An Open Letter to Our Valued Partners

An Open Letter to Our Valued Partners

Posted: November 2, 2020 Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) makes prevention a priority for NC and our staff, and we pride ourselves on modeling a family-friendly work culture. As we continue to anticipate working virtually through most, if not all, of this fiscal year, we want to let our partners know our intention to practice flexibility with our team. It’s always hard to balance work, family and other life stressors, but during this pandemic, it takes that to a new level of stress. We acknowledge that this is low-grade, persistent trauma for many, and it is not buffered with...
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE NC ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL “5 FACTORS 5K WALK & RUN” 

PREVENT CHILD ABUSE NC ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL “5 FACTORS 5K WALK & RUN” 

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) presents a week-long, virtual “5 Factors 5K Walk & Run” from October 24 through October 31, 2020. Proceeds from the event will help PCANC invest in innovative programs proven to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs. The race showcases the five Protective Factors — Parental Resilience, Social and Emotional Competence of Children, Parental Knowledge of Child Development and Parenting Skills, Concrete Support for Parents, and Social Connections — which, when present in families and communities increase the health and well-being of children. Now more than ever, families need to be motivated, engaged, supported, and connected to their communities....
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE NORTH CAROLINA ANNOUNCES BOARD OFFICERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

PREVENT CHILD ABUSE NORTH CAROLINA ANNOUNCES BOARD OFFICERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

PREVENT CHILD ABUSE NORTH CAROLINA ANNOUNCES BOARD OFFICERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) announces the election of its fiscal year 2020-2021 executive officers: Jed Hysong, board chair; Barbara Morales Burke, board vice-chair; Dee McDougal, secretary; and Michael Olander, treasurer. The executive officers will lead a team of 16 statewide volunteer leaders dedicated to child well-being and family strengthening efforts across North Carolina. Jed Hysong is a CPA and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) with over 20 years of accounting and finance experience and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the North...
A Statement from Prevent Child Abuse NC Staff

A Statement from Prevent Child Abuse NC Staff

By: Prevent Child Abuse NC Staff Published: June 1, 2020 At Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC), we are deeply distressed by the recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and for every life that was taken before them due to racism and white supremacy. They were members of families, connected to communities, and were deeply loved. We extend our condolences to their families. We say their names. We honor their lives. Black Lives Matter. As racial inequities and injustices continue in our nation, we want to let you know that we hear you, we see you, and...
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Announces, “Everyone Can Make Great Childhoods Happen—Especially You, Especially Now!,” This April, Child Abuse Prevention Month

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Announces, “Everyone Can Make Great Childhoods Happen—Especially You, Especially Now!,” This April, Child Abuse Prevention Month

This April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Prevent Child Abuse NC reinforces the role that each person plays in ensuring that children, families and entire communities thrive by participating in the month-long nationwide campaign: “Everyone Can Make Great Childhoods Happen—Especially You, Especially Now!” “April is a time to help people across North Carolina understand that safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments are necessary to ensure healthy child development,” explained Prevent Child Abuse NC President & CEO Sharon Hirsch. “We must work in partnership across all sectors to make prevention a priority so children can thrive.” Equally important is recognizing...
Governor Cooper Proclaims April 2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month

Governor Cooper Proclaims April 2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper proclaims April 2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to act collectively to raise awareness and empower people across the nation to play a role in making great childhoods happen. And our efforts to raise awareness and engagement and impact positive change this year are as vital as ever. Throughout this crucial Child Abuse Prevention Month, we’re reinforcing the message that “Everyone can make great childhoods happen—especially you, especially now!”  Read the signed proclamation.